My name is Francis, I'm an Atmospheric Sciences student at York University. Most of my knowledge about severe weather has been self-thought and acquired in the field. I am the founder of the NZP Chasers team and Facebook page. I started the page in January 2014 and it has since then been a huge success with people joining & contributing to the team. I live in Toronto, ON in Canada and I head down to the US plains as much as I can to chase. I'm also first aid & CPR certified and have an advanced skywarn certification from the National Weather Service. I'm not into chasing for the fame & money, I just love sharing my passion for severe weather with anybody that shows interest. I have witnessed the powerful Moore, OK EF5 tornado in 2013 and since then I have a huge respect & admiration for storms.
NZP Chasers stands for “Near Zero Probability Chasers”. Chasers under this name identify to the motto to chase every storm “setup” with the same passion and dedication as for major tornado setups. This allows us to be where most people are not. To chase when most people are not. It also allows us to witness amazing supercells and sometimes mesoscale accidents. Examples are Simla outbreak in Colorado 2015, Manitoba in 2016 and 2018, New Mexico tornadoes in 2018 and New Mexico in 2019 (among many other). NZP Chasers are experienced storm chasers that have some form of meteorological background or safety // disaster relief training.